Request limits

Learn about request limits to the Cosmic API.

API rate limits

All Cosmic Buckets have a rate limit of 500 API requests per second per IP address. This only applies to non-cached API requests. Non-cached requests include any initial GET request and all POST, PUT, PATCH, and DELETE requests to the API. This does not apply to any files or images served via the Cosmic CDN or imgix CDN.

Response time limits

Endpoints have a timeout limit of 30 seconds. If you find yourself hitting this limit, you can reduce your payload size with limit and props options. See Objects API Reference for more info.

Size limits

Except for the upload media endpoint, which allows up to 900MB files to be uploaded, all Cosmic requests and responses have a size limit of 6MB.


All requests allow gzip ecoding. If connecting to the API directly, adding Accept-Encoding: gzip can dramatically reduce response time and size. This is added by default on all Cosmic open source clients.